We all know the annoying WDW resort behavior, which we have discussed here before, such as stopping in the middle of traffic, smoking even after being told that area is not a smoking area and it is where the Make A Wish kids come through who are already very sick and don’t need to inhale their cigarette smoke, being mean to Cast Members, running people over with their ECV’s or strollers, and people not allowing those in ECV’s or strollers a way through. Yep, we all have the ones that get to us the most, but what about on a different level, where they just don’t understand “Disney”?
7. I am annoyed when people get the Princess names wrong. They mix them up and confuse their stories. Look at their faces, their costumes, know their stories from the films so when you see them at Walt Disney World you will know who they are.
6. Actually this same thing (confusion of what is what) happens with the attractions too. I don’t mind telling people that Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is not Big Thunder Mountain, several times a day, but I don’t like it when I hear a parent tell their child that it IS Big Thunder Mountain and they aren’t tall enough to ride it neither of which is true. If you get in between a kid and a great experience at WDW because of your ignorance, then that annoys me. It is all on the Guide Maps so pick one up at the front of the park and use them, please. Give your children the best experience possible at WDW by reading up on what the attractions are before you leave home. Measure them at home and look for the attractions that they can and can’t experience. Make FastPass+ selections accordingly. Make a list if you need a reminder when you come. You will have fun too and it will be less stressful.
5. People who present themselves as knowing everything about Disney and they don’t know very much at all. Waiting in queues or in the movie theater sometimes you can’t help but hear a loud conversation with one voice dominating sharing from their great knowledge of all things Disney. Only to hear them say something that is not correct about Disney. Harmless right? But it still is a bit annoying. I just see if I can make eye contact with them trying to alert them that they are both quite loud, and that they may want to check that “fact” they just shared for accuracy. I know there are a lot of people that know a lot more about Disney then I do and I am good with that. I like learning more, but I want to learn it correctly.
4. People who make fun of you for liking Disney, dismissing it as “just childish” and tell you to “grow up”. I am grown up and enjoy Disney just as much now as when I started watching the films as a child. Why do people think they need to make belittling comments about your vacation choice? And the ones that roll their eyes when they figure out you are going back “again”. I know it is fantasy, and maybe that is what I need some days. It is not harmful. So, if you enjoy Disney, just go right ahead and enjoy it. You aren’t alone! There are people all over the globe who live responsible lives and enjoy the films, music, ice shows, the resorts and parks, and it is a good thing. I wish more guests at the parks would embrace this idea since we all worked hard to get there. Why ruin each other’s days with grumpiness and disregard. It is a place where dreams can come true.
3. People who dismiss your favorite Disney attraction or film as being lame. It doesn’t matter what your favorite attraction is, if it brings you joy then enjoy it. We shouldn’t put other Disney fans down for what they like. Watching Disney films and visiting Walt Disney World as a family is great quality time for us to connect with each other.
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2. Failing to see Disney magic happening right in front of them. Since I am in the parks and talk to other people who are in the parks quite a bit I see this happen and think “what a shame” that people are missing it. Keep your eyes open for little things the characters might do with a guest. Watch the Cast Member who is keeping a guest in a wheelchair entertained while waiting for their turn to ride. Keep your eyes open for hidden Mickey’s placed there by Disney Imagineers for you to find. There are many more, but I hesitate to say them because then some people feel they are entitled to all of them and get angry when they don’t get them. To be honest, this last thing is something that annoys me to.
1. True Disney fans are supportive of Cast Members. They wish the CM’s a great day and thank them courteously. Some of these fans even make thank you cards at home that they bring with them and share with CM’s to encourage them. So, we get annoyed when another guest tears into a CM angrily, or generally treats them with disrespect. We know that without the CM’s the resort does not operate. We also see the subtle and not-so-subtle ways that CM’s make peoples visits truly magical.
True Disney Fans already know all of this and still don’t let these things get in their way of enjoying Walt Disney World!